Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Watch Hill light house 16x20 Canvas

I cant seem to find a blue for water that I like, Ive changed the water color many times and cant find the color that says Atlantic Ocean. This is the first bigger painting Ive done so Im proud of that .

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

beach buddies 8x10 canvas

Im so happy to finally be posting something. This is my son and my niece at the beach ad I am so happy to have finished this one. This was a bit over my head, I have never done people and this is my sons face so I really struggled. My husband who has an unbelievable eye for detail helped me finish this....god bless him.This was a real challenge for me but Im happy with it and I think I learned alot.
I am a huge fan of Elizabeth Blaylock and she does alot of people on beach and she does it well so please check hers out.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Need input on taking pictures

I just spent way too long trying to take a picture of a Margarita glass I painted and I just cant get a good picture. (probably a sign that I shouldnt post because it didnt go so well) I would love to hear others tricks to how they get good pictures to post. This was a 6x6 with a black background which seemed to really make it difficult. All suggestions appreciated.

Weekapaug Rocks #2 11x 14 canvas

OK so I know this looks like one I already posted but this was the original that I did in class with a trained professional. There really is a big difference. I realize that when I have someone looking over my shoulder I feel more accountable and dont rush it like I do on my own. I just wish I could have her in my pocket for when I had questions. I am working on a piece in class which is 2 children on the beach, I would have already thrown the canvas if I didnt have back up. Hope to finish on Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Thanks again for the comments

I especially like what Julie said about not copying something but how it is individual interpretation...very true! That is what makes us all unique!

Monday, March 9, 2009

revised avocado

So I worked on these yesterday and tried to take all the comments I received and put them in play. I think they look much better, especially the granny. Keep the comments coming I appreciate it! Thanks!

revised granny

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Thanks for all the comments

Thanks to all for the great suggestions....hoping to get some time to paint later and try everything out however I realized I threw out the avocado. Does anyone take photos when they do still lifes so they can go back to it or would that not work out so well. Just wondering.

Thanks again!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Granny x6 canvas

Apples seem like they should be the easiest thing ever and yet they kick my but. I will perfect the apple if it is the last thing. Plan on going back to this today but looking for input.

avocado 6x6 canvas

Two things I struggle with....shadows and background color. Any input? Im going to work some more on this today . I dont like the shadow and I want to bring more depth to the pit. Wanted to post to get some suggestions or advice.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Ocean 5x7 canvas panel

I love beach colors!

Champagne and cherries 5x7 canvas panel

This was my drink of choice on valentines day and on my 4th one I started noticing how beautiful they are and I told my husband I must paint it.

Entrance to Fenway 4x6 canvas

I could never tire of beach paintings....if you havent noticed. Picture seems to be a little blurry.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Snowy beach 8x10 canvas

This was a quick interpretation of the photo of Watch Hill at the end of my blog. I will be doing this in art class and cant wait to see what I can make of it. My picture taking skills are still atrocious so the colors all look muted. Hope to figure it out soon.

Glowing shell 5x7 canvas panel

Ok so I was trying to immitate a technique that Kellie Hill does where she make her image appear to glow. This was my first attempt so Im OK with it but know I can do much much better. Keep watching.

Mushrooms on a plate 6x6 canvas

This is what I like to call a disaster. I'm not really sure what went wrong. I started with a gray background that just blended in to the rest so I switched to black which is OK but I guess I didn't get enough shading under the mushrooms. So discouraging!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Weekapaug Rocks 8x10 canvas

I think I like this one.

House at Weekapaug 5x7 panel

I would really like to perfect this one!

Heaven on earth! 4x6 canvas

Weekapaug...not crazy about my water color but its OK.

Seagulls at Weekapaug 5x7 panel

I kinda like this one and would like to do a larger study of it.

Weekapaug overlook under snow 4x6 Canvas

The following picture is of the same scene and they look completely different but I was playing with the colors.

Weekapaug overlook under snow 4x6 Canvas

Trying to show the cold, the snow and the beauty. This is one of my favorite places.

Weezie 5x 7 Panel

This is actually one of my favorites although I dont think I quite captured her true expression.

Snickerdoodle 5 x7 Panel

This is our baby Snickers! The background is pink to match his tongue but you cant tell from the picture....I need to figure out how to take some good pictures...any input is appreciated.

Fresh Strawberries 5x7 Panel

This makes me think of my sister Krys for some reason....she likes strawberries....I think!

Playing with greens 5x7 panel

More practice with fruit!

Red pepper 5x7 panel

This was practice.Not in love with it but all the practice will pay off I hope.

I love coconuts! 5x7 panel

I love the way they look, smell, feel, and taste. That being said not my best work, I will be doing another one and lets hope it is much much better!